If you want to escape the city centre for a dog walk or Sunday lunch, try a little further afield. Sandridge Village is just a five-minute drive to the city centre and train station and the family-friendly village is home to a great village school, a 12th century church, the Woodland Trust’s Heartwood Forest and a clutch of cosy village pubs.
Sandridge Primary School is an OFSTED rated Good school, known locally for its nurturing ethos..
Cafes, shops, bars and restaurants
Sandridge is small but mighty when it comes to food. Locals’ favourite Carpenter’s Nursery is home to the Potting Shed café, which features gazebos in the meadow in the summer months, as well as a farm shop stocking local and organic produce. Sandridgebury Farm has a high-quality local butcher, and the Village Stores and Heartwood Tearooms in the heart of the village serve coffee and cakes. The village is also home to three local pubs, each with outdoor space and food menus.
Parks and green spaces
Stunning Heartwood Forest offers miles of countryside walks, including a beautiful bluebell trail through the woods in the spring.
In the heart of the village there are also two children’s play areas and Spencer Sports Hall is home to Sandridge Football and Cricket Clubs, as well as tennis courts and public sports pitches.